Is the placement of implants painful? How long does it take?
Everyone is unique and will have a different reaction to the implant placement procedure. In general, most patients feel very little discomfort during placement. In fact, we often hear from our patients that the procedure was much easier than they anticipated - easier, in fact, than having a tooth extracted.
But at Wisconsin Smiles we understand the importance of helping our patients achieve a healthy smile with minimal discomfort. That is why we offer personalized sedation dentistry to help you overcome any anxiety and receive treatment while in a comfortable, relaxed state. We offer oral sedation where Dr. Monteagudo will prescribe a calming medication for you to take before you arrive for your procedure. The type of medication will be selected on your needs and level of anxiety.
The length of the procedure will also vary from patient to patient, and may take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. We will be able to give you a more precise time frame after we evaluate your needs.
There’s a lot to know about getting dental implants. Dr. Monteagudo and our team will explain the process in detail, answer all your questions, and make sure that you fully understand the procedure. Please contact our West Allis office to schedule an appointment.
- I’m missing all teeth and wear a full uppers and lowers, but I can’t tolerate my lowers. Will I need an implant for every tooth I am replacing on the lower jaw?
- My upper dentures are fine, but my lowers are constantly a juggling act when I try to eat. Can I have implants on the lower and keep a full denture on top?